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  1. First fossil? ever found from hitting rocks with hammer... I’m afraid to try to expose any more of it. Any ideas as to what it could be. First pics with ruler for scale and then without for better detail. I found it along Monster lake in an area where the sides had very recently eroded to expose lots of coal.
  2. KingsburyFossilHunter

    Horse, of course?

    Dear Fossil Forum, We have continued to visit the Brazos near Houston, and it has turned up horse. Teeth, a proximal phalange, and what I think is actually not horse, but a tapir calcaneus! My latest find is a vertebra, and it looks like thoracic vertebra 18 (T18). But, in comparing it to a photo of a modern horse example, the facet for rib attachment is smaller in proportion, and lots of other details look a little different as well. Does anyone know of good resources for researching fossil horse ancestor vertebrae? Or know if there is variation in contemporary vert s
  3. Hello- I am hoping to get some help with id for this concretion recently found at braidwood, pit 11. It was found already opened, unfortunately we couldn’t locate the other 1/2 of the fossil. looking at my literature, I am wondering if this is a roach? Thanks for any help with the id of this fossil! -tom
  4. For several years, @Gizmo and I have been working to grow a collection of vertebrate fossils from the Eastover formation for the Calvert Marine Museum and for our own study. We've developed a wide range of stream sites along the central Atlantic Coastal Plain and have collected a variety of vertebrates ranging from pinnipeds to fishes. This summer, @WhodamanHD and @HoppeHunting joined us to tackle some of the more difficult sites. Below are some bits and bobs from our trips this summer. This was a team effort so we thought it might be fun for this post to be a collective effort as well.
  5. The Amateur Paleontologist

    Have any fossils of abyssal animals been found?

    Hey everyone, hope you're all doing well I'm aware that many marine fossils come from animals that lived in not-very-deep seas. For instance, the Late Cretaceous European chalk was deposited in a sea that was around 300 meters deep. However, are there any fossils that are thought to be of organisms from very deep water? (e.g. from bathyal, abyssal and hadal zones, deeper than 2000 meters) Thanks for any info I'd find it cool to read about "abyssal fossils" if they exist! Christian
  6. t-tree

    Pit spoil 2020

    My first hunt of 2020 was to the pit spoil in the Derbyshire UK coal measures that is local to me. If you have ever seen the film "Holes" that is me ! I am digging lots of holes in a big spoil heap looking for my gold (fossils) . Most of the time the holes draw a blank with just a glimpse of what i'm looking for and I dig till I feel the twinges in my back ( my back is older now ) these are the bits from my first hunt of the year. and this small find that has a jagged calcite look but shows segments ( all nodules whacked on site ) I used a black light for the last pho
  7. Would like more guidance. I’m wondering if anyone could please direct me to site or paper listing the fauna of Permian formations (Moran / Pueblo / Wellington, Garber Complex).
  8. t-tree

    Pit spoil finds

    These came from the same spot in a old British coal measures spoil heap that i have been visiting , each time i go i dig lots of holes looking for sweet spots but often with little success.This time i was rewarded with these 2 finds. Flora .....Calamostachys sp. spore cone This bit of fauna is about 18mm long x 2mm wide possible Palaeocaris ? Crustacea . Cheers John
  9. Just found out about this book - "Fossils of the Harrana Fauna and the Adjacent Areas" (2009), written by Hani Kaddumi. It basically describes the marine fauna of the Muwaqqar Chalk Marl Formation, a Maastrichtian unit represented in parts of Jordan. Due to faunal content and age, I think it'd be a good source for contextual information regarding my MKFRP project. Would anyone have a PDF of the book? citation details: Kaddumi, H. F. (2009). Fossils of the Harrana Fauna and the Adjacent Areas. Publications of the Eternal River Museum of Natural History, Amman, pp. 232-239.
  10. sloth

    Pliocene bone from Florida

    I have found a lot of fossils at a land site in Southwest Florida recently and have been trying to ID them all. After finding a section of gomphothere and rhino tooth I think they are all from the early pliocene. This bone has been driving me crazy though. Its 2 inches long and an inch wide, and any help would really be appreciated.
  11. doushantuo

    the Cambrian of Argentina

    harrington cambrian1670-1739-1-PB.pdf Horacio J Harrington Paleontologia del Paleozoico inferior de la Argentina I: Las faunas del Cambrico medio de San Juan Revisto del Museo de La Plata,T II,pt 11(Paleontologia) less than 2,5 MB NOTE: in spanish edit: Diacritics omitted
  12. Herein I plan to post pics of my modest collection of Mazon Creek fossils, but first a question. I found this nice little map in a paper by LoBue (2010) of the general Mazon Creek area, showing the location of the numbered mines/pits. Could any of you who know the area and the fossils explain in a nutshell which areas produce the Essex Fauna and which produce the Braidwood Fauna (or flora - maybe I should say 'Biota')? I know Pit 11 is the main source of Essex fauna (Essexella etc.), but is it the only place Essex fauna occur, and those other pits produce only Braidwood biota? Are they re
  13. doushantuo

    an Ordovician impact in the usa

    JGSL The Winneshiek biota: exceptionally well-preserved fossils in a Middle Ordovician impact crater Derek E.G. Briggs, Huaibao P. Liu, Robert M. McKay and Brian J. Witzke Journal of the Geological Society, 175, 865-874, 24 September 2018, https://doi.org/10.1144/jgs2018-101 Cannot recommend this one highly enough size:about 8,5 MB Note:the Ames impact straddles the Arbuckle/Simpson Boundary
  14. LINK(about 23 MB) Foster,J.R.,Hunt-Foster,R.K.,Gorman,M.A.II,Trujillo,K.C.,Suarez,C.A.,McHugh,J.B.,Peterson,J.E.,Warnock,J.R.,Schoenstein,H.E. Paleontology,taphonomy and sedimentology of the Mygatt-Moore Quarry,a large dinosaur bonebed in the Morrison Formation,WEstern Colorado-implications for upper JUrassic dinosaur preservation modes:Geology of the Intermountain West,v.5,p.23-93 TABLE OF CONTENTS OF THE PUBLICATION: general impression: NICE JOURNAL,more or less of a "technical" nature
  15. These are a few of the pdf files (and a few Microsoft Word documents) that I've accumulated in my web browsing. MOST of these are hyperlinked to their source. If you want one that is not hyperlinked or if the link isn't working, e-mail me at joegallo1954@gmail.com and I'll be happy to send it to you. Please note that this list will be updated continuously as I find more available resources. All of these files are freely available on the Internet so there should be no copyright issues. Articles with author names in RED are new additions since June 25, 2018.
  16. These are a few of the pdf files (and a few Microsoft Word documents) that I've accumulated in my web browsing. MOST of these are hyperlinked to their source. If you want one that is not hyperlinked or if the link isn't working, e-mail me at joegallo1954@gmail.com and I'll be happy to send it to you. Please note that this list will be updated continuously as I find more available resources. All of these files are freely available on the Internet so there should be no copyright issues. Articles with author names in RED are new additions since August
  17. These are a few of the pdf files (and a few Microsoft Word documents) that I've accumulated in my web browsing. MOST of these are hyperlinked to their source. If you want one that is not hyperlinked or if the link isn't working, e-mail me at joegallo1954@gmail.com and I'll be happy to send it to you. Please note that this list will be updated continuously as I find more available resources. All of these files are freely available on the Internet so there should be no copyright issues. Articles with author names in RED are new additions since July 26, 2018.
  18. These are a few of the pdf files (and a few Microsoft Word documents) that I've accumulated in my web browsing. MOST of these are hyperlinked to their source. If you want one that is not hyperlinked or if the link isn't working, e-mail me at joegallo1954@gmail.com and I'll be happy to send it to you. Please note that this list will be updated continuously as I find more available resources. All of these files are freely available on the Internet so there should be no copyright issues. Articles with author names in RED are new additions since June 22
  19. Nimravis

    Mazon Creek ID

    Last night I was looking through a bucket of concretions that I want to open and I found this piece on the bottom, it is the only piece I have and would have picked it up about 15 years ago. I washed it off and I am stumped by this one. I have sent pics to other FFM who known Mazon stuff, but no definitive ID. So, I thought that I would throw it out to the masses and see what you think. I cannot tell if it Flora or Fauna. The ridges on this thing are very pronounced. Here it is for your viewing pleasure.
  20. These are a few of the pdf files (and a few Microsoft Word documents) that I've accumulated in my web browsing. MOST of these are hyperlinked to their source. If you want one that is not hyperlinked or if the link isn't working, e-mail me at joegallo1954@gmail.com and I'll be happy to send it to you. Please note that this list will be updated continuously as I find more available resources. All of these files are freely available on the Internet so there should be no copyright issues. Articles with author names in RED are new additions since May 6,
  21. These are a few of the pdf files (and a few Microsoft Word documents) that I've accumulated in my web browsing. MOST of these are hyperlinked to their source. If you want one that is not hyperlinked or if the link isn't working, e-mail me at joegallo1954@gmail.com and I'll be happy to send it to you. Please note that this list will be updated continuously as I find more available resources. All of these files are freely available on the Internet so there should be no copyright issues. Articles with author names in RED are new additions since March 2
  22. doushantuo

    Camping in the Campanian

    CAROLI 8.6 Mb Thesis by Crane,lemon,basket etc Area:Elizabethtown
  23. Since @Jones1rocks has been posting Mazon Creek fossils for ID's, I thought that I would post two that have stumped me and I would appreciate any help. Both of these concretions look similar to me- the first one I only have a half and the second one I have both halves. Sometimes I think that they are flora and other times I think fauna- such as a shrimp, but I have no clue. I am really leaning towards fauna and I have never found any others that are similar. Here is the one with only 1 half- different views:
  24. These are a few of the pdf files (and a few Microsoft Word documents) that I've accumulated in my web browsing. MOST of these are hyperlinked to their source. If you want one that is not hyperlinked or if the link isn't working, e-mail me at joegallo1954@gmail.com and I'll be happy to send it to you. Please note that this list will be updated continuously as I find more available resources. All of these files are freely available on the Internet so there should be no copyright issues. Articles with author names in RED are new additions since November 24, 2017.
  25. These are a few of the pdf files (and a few Microsoft Word documents) that I've accumulated in my web browsing. MOST of these are hyperlinked to their source. If you want one that is not hyperlinked or if the link isn't working, e-mail me at joegallo1954@gmail.com and I'll be happy to send it to you. Please note that this list will be updated continuously as I find more available resources. All of these files are freely available on the Internet so there should be no copyright issues. Articles with author names in RED are new additions since April 24, 2018
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